Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.

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  • Seven-year-old San Gabriel resident Andrew Rindone shows off the two souvenirs he brought home from a family vacation to Costa Rica -- a stuffed toy and a botfly larvae that burrowed under his scalp. (Credit: KTLA)

    San Gabriel Mother Finds Botfly Larvae Peeking Out of Son’s Scalp After Returning From Trip to Costa Rica

    A San Gabriel boy was recovering Friday after a doctor removed a live botfly larvae that had burrowed under the youngster’s scalp during a trip to Costa Rica. About a week after the Rindone family returned from their tropical summer vacation, 7-year-old Andrew started complaining about a bump on his head. “It did hurt a little,” Andrew said. “And, it did itch.” The boy’s pediatrician thought he had an infection and prescribed antibiotics. But the bump just kept getting bigger, […]

  • Two people were shot, one fatally, when a gunman opened fire in the parking lot of a Pep Boys in Harbor City on July 29, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Fatally Shot, Man Wounded in Shooting Outside Pep Boys in Harbor City; Gunman Sought

    A woman in her 20s was shot and killed and a man wounded when a gunman opened fire near a barbecue stand in the parking lot of a Pep Boys in Harbor City Friday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The shooting was reported about 1:50 p.m. in the 1300 block of Pacific Coast Highway, near the intersection with Frampton Avenue. The gunman was firing randomly in the direction of the “Wheaton’s Eatins” stand set up in the […]

  • A car crash ignited a brush fire in the Santa Clarita area on July 28, 2016. (Credit: Ruben Aguilar)

    Evacuations Lifted After Car Crash Ignites Brush Fire in Leona Valley

    Evacuations were ordered Thursday evening as firefighters battled a fire burning in heavy brush in Leona Valley near Palmdale. At least 25 acres had been scorched by the “Spunky Fire” as of 7:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The fire started around 5:50 p.m. near Bouquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon roads when a car crash ignited nearby brush, the Fire Department stated. Portions of Lost Valley were placed under an evacuation order […]

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    Chicago Police Officers Escort Lost Elderly Woman Home, Stock Her Empty Cabinets With Groceries

    Two Chicago police officers were being praised Friday for helping a lost woman find her way home and filling her empty cabinets with food. Officers Haro and McDonald were responding to call of a found person on Thursday when they arrived to find an elderly woman who appeared to be lost and disoriented, according to a post on the Chicago Police Department’s Facebook page. The woman was pushing her walker and had apparently been wandering around in the same area […]

  • A helicopter drops water on the fast-growing brush fire east of Santa Clarita on July 22, 2016. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Sand Fire Explodes to Over 3,300 Acres in Santa Clarita Area; New Evacuations Ordered in Little Tujunga Canyon

    Hundreds of firefighters were battling an out-of-control wildfire burning into the Angeles National Forest, prompting mandatory evacuations in the Santa Clarita area and Little Tujunga Canyon Friday evening. Being called the Sand Fire, the blaze had scorched 3,327 acres as of 10 p.m., less than eight hours after it was first reported. It was 0 percent contained. The fire began around 2:10 p.m. along the northbound side of the freeway near Sand Canyon Road, and people were told to avoid […]

  • A man in a red SUV led officers on an hour-long chase from Chino to Sherman Oaks on July 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Chases Van on Surface Streets and Freeways in the San Fernando Valley Area

    The California Highway Patrol was involved in a hour-long pursuit Friday evening of a van traveling at a high rate of speed on freeways and surface streets in the San Fernando Valley. The chase began just after 4:30 p.m. in Chino, according to the Lt. Covington with the Chino Police Department. Police had received a call from a Kohls Department store on Grand Avenue regarding a possible forgery, Covington said. By the time officers arrived, the alleged suspect was fleeing […]

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    Firefighters Battle Large Fire at Super 8 Motel in San Bernardino

    Pretty spectacular fire on the south side of Hospitality Ln in #sanbernardino #sanbernardinocityfire building(s) just west of the Hilton near Waterman Ave and Hospitality ln A video posted by Garrett Hoefer (@hoef_7900) on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:10pm PDT Firefighters were battling a large fire burning at a Super 8 Motel in San Bernardino Thursday night. The blaze began as a vegetation fire around 9:45 p.m., but the flames jumped into the trees and quickly spread to the motel located […]

  • A pursuit crash injured several people in Valinda on July 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Charged in Valinda Police Pursuit and Crash That Injured 8, Including Baby

    A 26-year-old La Puente man was charged Tuesday in connection with a police pursuit that ended in a three-car collision in Valinda, leaving eight people, including a baby, injured, authorities said. Robert Anthony Lopez was charged with three counts of fleeing police and causing serious bodily injury, two counts related to driving under the influence, and one count of driving on a suspended license, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Lopez was previously […]

  • A courtroom gavel is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Brian A. Jackson/Thinkstock)

    Lancaster Father Convicted of First-Degree Murder in Drowning Death of Baby Daughter

    A 26-year-old Lancaster man was found guilty Wednesday of murder in the drowning death of his 1-year-old daughter in 2011. Jurors convicted Marquise Jackson of one count each of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Jackson drowned Mo’Nayjah Jackson at her mother’s Pasadena apartment while the woman was at work on May 20, 2011, according to testimony during the trial. Jackson is facing 25 years […]